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WinLock is a program that helps users lock down and limit access to certain functions of a Windows PC. Applications such as WinLock are crucial in environments where public access is allowed to PC’s, such as libraries or internet cafes, as programs like WinLock help prevent or limit damage caused to the system by members of the public.

WinLock has an easy and simple to use interface, that splits restrictions up into different categories according to the part of your system they have an effect on. The first category is General, which is more based around the setting up of WinLock itself and initially lets you apply a password so that settings cannot be tampered with without permission. Notifications can also be setup from here as well as logging, and remote administration for remotely controlling the copy of WinLock.

Its really easy to apply unapply different restrictions, as nine times out of ten its just a case of ticking or un-ticking a check box. This is demonstrated in the System category which is split up into several subsections. For example, ‘Security’ simply allows a user to disable the Registry Editor, Windows Update, Display Properties and many more just by selecting or deselecting a tick box. Further areas of the system are covered in the System category, such as Explorer, the Start Menu, Desktop, and so on, all of which can be managed just as easily.

The Internet category I felt was slightly limit. Here you can add trusted and restricted URLs to limit and filter web browsing, and also specify what happens when a user attempts to navigate to a restricted URL. However unfortunately, as expected, WinLock only seems to support Internet Explorer. As well as this, no restrictions can be applied to Internet Explorer itself, such as disallowing the changing of settings - something I expected to see.

Similarly to Internet, the Access category helps you manage and limit access to some files, folders and applications. This too is really easy, as you just navigate to the file or the folder, or the program installed on your computer using the list provided, and select it.

Finally, the Timer category lets you manage and control how long people use the computer. Once a user reaches their time limit, they are automatically logged off or the computer shuts itself down. A feature like this could be really useful to ensure users only get the allocated time they pay for (if used in an internet cafe for example).

A lot of programs similar to WinLock are over $50 at least. For just under $24, I’m reasonably impressed with WinLock. Its a good solid choice for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution to securing a computer, and worth taking a look at using the free trial available for download. Overall I’d rate WinLock 4/5.

WinLock Publisher's Description

WinLock is a comprehensive security solution for personal or publicly accessible computers. It is a program that ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer. With WinLock you can control how long others can use your computer. It runs from the system tray and requires a password to gain access to the available settings. It loads automatically with Windows and allows you to add an optional startup message, provide audio notification, and set the time limit. Once that limit is reached, Windows is summarily shut down. You can toggle the timer on and off from the tray. When enabled, there is no way around it without the proper password. Parental control system lets you activate filters that allow access to websites that are useful for learning and reference only. That\'s why responsible parents install WinLock on every computer that their children use. WinLock also lets you to disable Windows hot keys (such as Alt-Ctrl-Del, Alt-Tab, Ctrl-Esc, etc.), lock Windows desktop, hide the Start button and Switch bar, lock files and folders, filter Internet content and much more...

Free download from Shareware Connection - WinLock is a comprehensive security software for personal or publicly accessible computers. It is a program that ensures that only authorized people can access sensitive information on your computer.

Publisher: Crystal Office Systems | License: Shareware | Price: 23.95
Version: 6.0 | Size: 4539 KB | Platform: Tablets, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
Released Date: 05-06-2012 | Rating: 5 | Title: WinLock

Author Url: http://www.crystaloffice.com
Program Info Url: http://www.crystaloffice.com/winlock
Download Url: http://www.crystaloffice.com/winlock.exe
Screenshot Url: http://www.crystaloffice.com/ss/wl/wlss.jpg

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